Tuesday, 12 June 2018

You are wonderful

I've gone ultra-CAS with this card - the background panel is a Uniko stamp of geometric shapes - not sure what I'd call them. Trapeziums? Irregular quadrilaterals? Truncated triangles? My maths teacher days are far, far behind me.... Anyway, I coloured the "shapes"  in the colours of the rainbow, leaving out indigo because I can never make that out as a separate colour in a real rainbow. I reckon they only put it there so they could use the mnemonic "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain"  and have a word for every letter.

Just as an aside, that is presumably a completely British mnemonic - one that's particularly easy for me to remember as I'm a Lancashire Lass and the Wars of the Roses may have been  more than 500 years ago but they are still fresh in the collective memory of many Northerners. So, my friends from the rest of the world, how do YOU remember the order of the colours in a rainbow? I'd love to see some of your mnemonics for them.

And.…. whoosh.... back to the card. The sentiment is stamped with some stamps I won in the Playground a couple of years back. I didn't use them much at first because as you can imagine, they are quite hard to get a really clean impression with unless you have a stamping platform. But now I have one, I can do the two or three impressions needed to get a really clear, bold finish. I fussy cut the text and popped a bit of 3D adhesive behind it to make it really pop from the background.

I am sharing this with

Addicted to CAS - Rainbow
AAA Cards - Geometrics


  1. Ours is a simple name - ROY G. BIV!

    Your card is so bright and cheerful, and the sentiment really pops! Love it!!


  2. This is a very eye catching card. I love the bright colours.
    Lisa xxx

  3. no idea what they're called either,I remember trapezoids being more squatted but schooldays many decades ago also ;-) but they're very pretty and fitting for your Geometrics Challenge. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

  4. Oh brilliant! Love the vibrant colours and you wonderful interpretation of the geometric theme. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. Ha! I've been ROYGBIVing it lately too! Love this colorful take on geometrics.

  6. Oh Golly I love this card, its brilliant, So bright and cheerful, Love Hazelxx

  7. Love this happy card, Jane! Your sentiment really pops against the rainbow of colors and I love your CAS design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  8. Love the black frame behind your rainbow and how it ties into the sentiment. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week


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